Focus On The National League South Title Race

By Steven Coney

It’s the League that has got everybody talking this season and now we’re down to just two contenders for the National League South title.

At one point, six or seven clubs had a realistic shot at the championship but Dartford and Havant & Waterlooville have stood out.

The Darts, leaders for a large chunk of the season, currently lead the way on goal difference but Havant are right on their tails.

Tony Burman’s leaders could put the pressure on their rivals with victory on Tuesday at East Thurrock United. The Rocks haven’t been fantastic at home this season and the Darts could give themselves some breathing room ahead of the weekend.

They then welcome Bath City to Princes Park on Saturday. A dangerous side with slim hopes of a play-off place, the Romans won’t be lying down in Kent.

On the same day, Havant go to Chelmsford City in what should the toughest test of the lot. The Clarets are up to third now and have won four in a row - can the Hawks pass this major test?

If they do, they will be full of confidence for their last two games - both at home. On Wednesday, April 25th, they host East Thurrock United and then on the final day of the season they take on Concord Rangers.

Lee Bradbury will be confident of six points to end the season so the Chelmsford result could be crucial.

Dartford end their campaign at relegated Bognor Regis Town. Now able to play with freedom, could Bognor throw a spanner in the works on their way out of the National League South? Only time will tell!

Remaining Fixtures


Tuesday, April 17th - East Thurrock United (A)
Saturday, April 21st - Bath City (H)
Saturday, April 28th - Bognor Regis Town (A)

Havant & Waterlooville

Saturday, April 21st - Chelmsford City (A)
Wednesday, April 25th - East Thurrock United (H)
Saturday, April 28th - Concord Rangers (H)

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